Learning & training

Organisations need more ‘connector’ managers to succeed

Almost half (45%) of managers lack the confidence to help employees acquire the skills they need, according to analyst firm...

Businesses ‘crying out’ for apprenticeship levy clarity

The apprenticeship levy system needs to be more accessible and transparent and standards need to be reviewed regularly if the...

Workers optimistic about automation but demand more training

More than two-thirds of UK workers think technological changes will increase demand for human work over the next three years...

Quarter of employers ‘let down’ by apprenticeship providers

A quarter of HR and L&D managers have been let down by their apprenticeship training provider.

Alex Jones from The One Show with members of the London Borough of Croydon team, which won the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

We profile our finalists for the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year category at the Personnel Today Awards 2019.

Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

Employees that can’t access training get trapped under a ‘skills ceiling’ that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a...

Half of UK workers quit due to bad management

Almost half of UK workers have quit a job due to a poor relationship with their manager, according to Totaljobs....

New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

Citizens Advice training document ‘propagated racial stereotypes’

Citizens Advice in England and Wales has produced a staff training document accused of spreading racist stereotypes.
The document, which...

Future skills framework to be developed

A framework for “essential” skills – such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving – will be developed by a new task...

Apprenticeship providers turn SMEs away due to levy fund shortage

A shortage of apprenticeship funding means that a quarter of smaller firms have been turned away by training providers, while...

Why we need imperfect leaders

As the UK welcomes a new prime minister, leadership styles are in sharp focus. Sharing imperfections and failures may be...

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